The Effective Individual, Environmental and Occupational Factors of Job Satisfaction amongst the Academic Staff of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Mohammad Hadi Safi 1 , * , Masud Falahi Khoshknab 1 , Mehdi Russel 1 , Mehdi Rahgozar 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (1); e59502
Published Online: July 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 06, 2017
Accepted: March 09, 2010

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Introduction: Identifying effective factors of job satisfaction amongst academic staff could be useful in improving their job satisfaction and motivating them to perform educational and research activities. Hence, this study was performed to investigate the effective individual, environmental and occupational factors of job satisfaction amongst the academic staff of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences. Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 94 members of academic staff of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences participated. In order to analyze the data, stepwise regression, Pearson correlation coefficient, independent sample t-Test, Kurskal-Wallis test, one way ANOVA and descriptive statistics were applied. Results: The mean (±SD) of academic staff’s job satisfaction score was 72.6 (± 16.91) out of 135. Marital status, personal car possession, academic degree and position, spouse’s educational status and the status of personal house possession influenced academic staff’s job satisfaction (P<0.05). In addition, age, number of children and the amount of income gained from outside university activities had a significant relationship with academic staff’s job satisfaction. Conclusion: Job satisfaction has a significant relationship with factors including economics, education, research, administrative affairs, motivation and facilities. Provided that factors such as lack of enough salary, facilities, etc. are well taken care of, academic staff’s job satisfaction would improve.

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Job satisfaction Academic staff University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

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